Monday Mantra - June 10th

"I live my life for myself.”

Happy Monday Yogis! There has been a lot of weird energy in the air lately. Gemini season brings lots of chaos for everyone, besides Gemini’s. SOOOO if you aren’t a Gemini, it may be a good time to recenter and focus on what you need right now instead of over stretching yourself by trying to give to others. We think that focusing on ourselves in selfish, but we cannot give anything to others if we have drained ourselves completely.

This week, I invite you on your mats to focus on scanning your body and taking note of what areas need some love. For many of us, this tends to be our hips and shoulders. This is the area we hold our stress, so do some heart and hip openers, take it easier and do pranayama in your practice this week. (Maybe come to the pranayama workshop this Saturday to learn some Breath Control).

Off your mat, do the “treat yo self” thing. Buy that pint of ice cream, take that extra long bath, tell people no when you have no energy to give and most importantly, give yourself the time to recharge. This last one I hope you take this beyond this week especially but highly focus on it this week. These things allow us to grow the self love we need to nourish ourselves to then be able to spread that love to others. Have a great week yogis.

-Namaste, Michi P.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHI POINDEXTER

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This passionate knowledge seeking teacher, started their yoga journey with karma a few years ago and after falling in love with the community of yoga completed their 200hr Teacher Training at Yoga from the Heart. They have been a Dentonite since 2014, graduated from TWU and runs community groups. With their trauma-informed certification, they emphasize trauma healing by sharing healing techniques to take yoga off the mat. Aside from yoga, they enjoy outdoor activities, reading and mix media art.